Founded in 2009, Genius is a unique media company that’s powered by community, our in-house creative team, and the artists themselves.
We serve music knowledge to over 100 million people each month on Genius.com and everywhere music fans connect across the internet.
Genius started as a platform for annotating clever rap lyrics—our original name was Rap Genius. Over the years, we’ve expanded our mission to include more than hip-hop, and more than just lyrics. Every song has a story that needs to be told, and the biggest names in music—including Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, and Lin-Manuel Miranda—come to Genius to give the world insight into their art.